Privacy and Security
Digital Identity
Product Innovation
Emerging Technologies


I am a Staff Researcher at Gen based in the Research and Innovation Labs team working on identity, security, and privacy. Our aim is to do research to extend the state of the art of emerging technologies and find opportunities for new products or product enhancements. My recent work has involved emerging technologies such as distributed ledger technology, machine learning, authentication technologies, and decentralized identity. I also participate in industry associations such as FIDO Alliance, OIX, TechUK, and the Decentralized Identity Foundation. At the latter, I founded the Banking and Finance SIG.

Previously I was a Principal Researcher at OneSpan in the Innovation Centre team based in Cambridge, UK. Before that I spent time at Atom Bank during its early days as a startup, its fund raise of just under $175million, and successful first mobile app releases. Atom featured in Marketing Week's top 100 disruptive brands in 2016. At Atom I was part of a collaborative team scoping requirements, designing business processes and user interfaces, and delivering a mobile banking app on iOS and Android.

Going back even further, I was a member of Digital Interaction research group at Newcastle University. While there I completed a PhD funded by a Microsoft Research PhD scholarship, and afterwards, worked as a postdoc at Newcastle University, and University of York. I also spent time at the Nokia Research Centre in Helsinki, Finland. And also at Microsoft Research Cambridge in UK.

Finally, for fun I created and actively maintain Rockstar Scholar, which is a Chrome browser extension that helps you track citation changes on your Google Scholar profile page.